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UAL Creative Hack


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Careers and Employability
Published date
01 February 2021

Collaborate to create

Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 March 2021

UAL Creative Hack is an exciting online event helping you to develop your entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills – with the opportunity to win a substantial cash prize.

Collaborating with other UAL students and graduates, you will create solutions to major challenges addressing London, linked to 4 themes of Environment, Technology, Creative Industries and Health. By the end of the Creative Hack, your team will have generated ideas that could make the UK's capital a better place to live, work and visit.

Across 3 fast-paced days there will be workshops, mentoring, access to industry experts, and amazing key note speakers to inspire you and help develop your business solution.

Prizes include:

  • 1st place team = £1,500 split and distributed equally per team member
  • 2nd place team = £500 split and distributed equally per team member

Any business idea your team creates can be entered into The Mayor’s Entrepreneur Programme – a prestigious annual competition with 5 prizes of £20,000 per winning team. This event is open to all UAL students and graduates (up to 2 years).

Criteria to attend:

  • You must be able to attend all 3 days of the event (29 – 31 March)
  • You must be a current UAL student or have graduated in the last 2 years (after July 2019)

No experience is necessary for you to apply, just a creative and collaborative attitude!

Find out more and how to apply.

The deadline to apply is midnight Sunday 28 February. You will be told whether your application has been successful by 5.30pm Monday 8 March.

UAL Creative Hack is being delivered as part of the StART Entrepreneurship Project (StART). StART is a collaboration between University of the Arts London (UAL) , the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) to support the professional development of students within the creative arts.

Established in 2020 following a significant grant from the Office for Students and Research England, StART will enrich the entrepreneurial education provided at the three world-leading institutions via new and enhanced tuition and a range of knowledge exchange activities.

The ambition of the StART Entrepreneurship Project is to help students to develop the necessary skills and real-world experience to build successful and sustainable careers, while researching and sharing best practice with the Arts Education sector.